Before joining CHRA, Jeff was Associate Director, Federal Affairs with Glaxo SmithKline, and before then, served as Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs with the Canadian Pharmacists Association for five years. In this role, he was responsible for advocacy, stakeholder relations, policy development, media relations, and external communication for the association. Jeff has held many other senior positions in the nonprofit world, including President of the Association of Canadian Engineering Companies and Director of Government Relations and Director of Environment for the Canadian Construction Association. Jeff has also worked for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and several Members of Parliament in the 1990s.
Jeff, who is bilingual, holds a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and History and a Masters of Arts in science politique canadienne from the University of Ottawa. He is very active in the Ottawa community, serving as President of the Board of Directors of the Centretown Community Health Centre for two years. In 2014, he ran for Ottawa City Council in Somerset ward, finishing 2nd out of 11 candidates. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Operation Come Home and Bruce House.
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Director, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Kristen holds a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University School of Policy Studies with a focus on Housing Policy, and an MA (UCL) and BA Honours (Carleton) in Cultural Studies.
Before joining CHRA, Kristen worked with the U.S. Embassy, Federal Government of Canada (RCMP, CIHR, Finance), National Gallery of Canada and City of Ottawa Public Art Program. With a passion for grassroots community development, Kristen currently sits on the Board of Directors of Interval House Ottawa, and has volunteered with the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and Lowertown East Residents Committee.
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Sueann holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Université de Montréal and a BA Honours in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Ottawa. She has worked in academic, NGO and crown corporation environments where she has provided coordination, administrative and research support.
Prior to joining CHRA, she held the position of Branch Administrative Coordinator and Customer Service Coordinator at the Standards Council of Canada.
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